By Sheldon Nouchy | posted on March 7, 2020
NEXT weekend will see the WA Modified Sedans head to Attwell Park for the sixth and penultimate round of their series, plus Junior Sedans from across the state will travel south for their feature night.
While nominations have just opened for this round of the series, likely to head the list of drivers set to invade the local track is newly crowned State Champion Branden Fraser.
In last year’s corresponding round, Fraser pushed the eventual series champion all the way to finish a very close second, so there is a little bit of unfinished business for him.
After having a number of years off and returning halfway through this season, former State Champion Brendan Selleck from Kalgoorlie came away with his first round win at the last event in Margaret River after starting from pole, and will be wanting to go back-to-back.
Likely to also head to Albany is Paul Stevens who finished on the podium at a club show earlier this season and should be joined by Luke Fraser, Rick Musarra and Kevin Ellement.
On the local front Calon Ball, Sean Theyer and Matt Kata will be strong contenders and will want to keep the round in the Great Southern.
Ball appears to have sorted some issues he had with the car before the last round after he started on the front row in Margaret River to eventually finish third.
Kata, like Selleck, had a number of years off to return last season on a limited schedule but, in the few meetings he has done since his return has shown he and his XF Falcon are a strong pairing.
Another racer who competes on a limited schedule is Sean Theyer, with the Modifieds having just the one club show so far this season.
Theyer made the most of it taking home the win and coupled with his strong performance at the state title, he will be hard to beat.
They are the future of the sport and put on some of the best racing and the Junior Sedans will share the spotlight next weekend.
Jasmin Kennedy who has the most heat (four) and feature (two) wins of any other Junior this season at the Attwell Park track, will be wanting to keep that stat and will be doing her best to keep everyone at bay.
Hope Batchelor, who in the previous season had been racing a Corrolla, moved into a Lancer at the beginning of the season and has started to adapt to the new car and is getting faster each week, taking home the last feature win.
Bryce Fisher is unlucky to have just the two heat and no feature wins as he is always there in contention and, given the right circumstances, next week he will be right there once again.
With just two meetings after this one left in the season, time is running out to see some great, hard and fast racing so make sure you head trackside next weekend.